Winter World (Google eBook)
From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions.
Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter land-scape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive, Heinrich's Winter World awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through winter's harsh, cruel exigencies.
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Review: Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal SurvivalUser Review - Jen - Goodreads
This was truly what I'd call weird science. While it was fascinating at times, the author is just plain weird. In one moment, he's quoting fascinating scientific studies while explaining the biology ... Read full review
Review: Winter World: The Ingenuity of Animal SurvivalUser Review - Barb - Goodreads
On my second read of this fabulous exploration of the world of a northern winter, I enjoyed it even more. It's best to read it like this--just as you're chasing winter out! Fascinating to read about ... Read full review
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